The heavy toll of visitors to the falls with muddy footprints and paths carved throughout the location.
Photographers climb barriers to access the falls to get a closer look and frame up shots setting up compositions on moss covered rocks.
Paths and trails are lined with leaf matter from broken ferns. This section is located directly behind a popular photography position in which the ferns are almost no existent.
Visitors carve out paths and sections of the landscape. The small ferns are non existent, and the moss covered logs are used for selfies.
The remnants of a removed tree fern. The hole that remains and the snapped roots in which a group of visitors push a thriving tree fern from the ground as it ruined there composition.
The broken ferns, as visitors alter the landscape to enhance compositions. I witnessed these being broken by a group.
If everyday 2-3 ferns were broken, in twelve months how many would be left?
One of the name photography workshops that went through on this particular day.
The now beaten paths
One of the more spectacular paths, the walk under the giant moss covered fallen log. The most spectacular entrance to the falls.
What remains, this visitor broke several ferns to place in the foreground of his composition.
This photographer scrambled across rocks, logs and ferns to set up along the river.
Visitors on the left leaving a trail of destruction, as the group leave the falls after pushing a tree fern into the river.
The path that has been carved beneath the boardwalk to the viewing platform. Visitors take this path or climb the barriers. No moss remains on this log as visitors must climb it to gain access.
Paths like this can be seen weaving in and out of areas throughout the falls and wider sections further down stream.
The paths back to the boardwalk. and the low lying ferns are no longer remain.
Groups of photographers set up compositions spread out throughout the location. On this day 6 groups of photographer came through.
Sign your name in the moss? Visitors carve names and initials into moss covered rocks and trees, leaving a permanent mark.
The muddy paths to no where.